Soffit refers to a ceiling section from the top of an exterior house wall to the outer edge of the roof. It basically bridges the gap between the siding of the building and the roofline, otherwise known as the eaves or roof gutters. When installed properly, the material is typically screwed or nailed to rafters known as lookout rafters.
The length of the soffit on a building’s exterior can vary from a few inches to several feet, depending on construction and the architectural style. It can be non-ventilated or ventilated for cooling the attic space. the grill that typically covers the venting opening on the bottom is called the vent and that aids in the ventilation of the roof structure.
Soffit and the Calgary Home
In the challenging climate of Calgary and Southern Alberta, where strong winds and severe weather are commonplace your Soffit plays an important role in preventing rain or snow from being driven up under the eaves and into your house. Its proper installation and maintenance are key to protecting your home from water ingress and the associated damage.
It is therefore recommended that at least once a year when you clean and inspect your gutters, you take the time to look at this important feature of your roof for any signs of decay such as paint peeling and other problems. It is highly recommended to make sure that everything is kept well-painted, sealed, and caulked.
Additionally, we specialize in soffit repair and replacement, not just for residential properties but also for commercial roofing projects. Whether it’s routine maintenance or more extensive repairs, our expertise ensures that your soffits are in optimal condition, effectively protecting your property from the harsh elements typical of Calgary’s climate.